Department of Health and Human Services

Because searching for inner peace is a lot more rewarding than searching
for your next fix, we offer you the resources and support you need to
avoid — or quit — a drug or alcohol problem.

Ways to Cope

Social Development Commission | Website | Phone | Email

Neu-Life Community Development | Website | Phone | Email

Community Advocates | Website | Phone

Fresh Start Learning, Inc. | Website | Phone | Email

Running Rebels | Website | Phone | Email

All 4 Kidz Inc. | Website | Phone | Email

RISE Youth and Family Services | Website | Phone | Email

Project Return | Website | Phone | Email

Power for Change, LLC | Website | Phone

Milwaukee County Crisis Intervention Services | Website | Phone

Milwaukee County Psych Crisis Services | 9499 W Watertown Plank Rd | Phone

Crisis Resource Centers

2057 S 14th St | Phone

5409 W Villard Ave | Phone

Ways to Quit

Fresh Start Learning, Inc. | Website | Phone | Email

Milwaukee County Crisis Intervention Services | Website | Phone

Community Linkage & Stabilization Program (CLASP) | Phone

First Step Community Recovery Center (Detox) | Website | Phone | Email

Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS) 

CARS at Milwaukee County | 9455 W Watertown Plank Rd

Website | Phone

CARS at IMPACT | 6737 W Washington St

Website | Phone

CARS at M&S Clinical Services | 2821 N Vel R Phillips Ave, Ste 210 

Website | Phone

CARS at Sirona Recovery | 205 W Highland Ave, Ste 201

Website | Phone

CARS at Wisconsin Community Services | 3732 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 330

Website | Phone

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The Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the state of Wisconsin, has secured grant dollars to assist with prevention efforts to help reduce individuals experiencing substance use disorders and to promote health and wellness. These funds have been secured from funding made available through the federal Substance Abuse Block Grant dollars. These funds will provide resources to organizations and collaboratives working in the greater Milwaukee area with communities disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the behavioral health consequences of this pandemic. 

Better Ways to Cope 2022-2023 Application (Fillable) 

Better Ways to Cope Budget Narrative 

Better Ways to Cope Budget Template 

24-Hour Crisis Line

(414) 257-7222

Call now if you believe you or a loved one is experiencing a crisis.


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Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

Our Vision

Together, creating healthy communities.

Our Mission

Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

Our Values

Partnership, Respect, Integrity, 

Diversity, Excellence

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